Revelations | Robert Mason

This summer I had the pleasure of meeting British artist Robert Mason and discovering more about his life and practice from his studio on the Colne Estuary, ahead of his exhibition at the Colour Index Agency in London, organised by writer, editor and curator William Davie. The exhibition continues until 20th July 2019 by appointment.…

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Vija Celmins | Reaching for The Stars

“For myself, I declare I don’t know anything…But the sight of the stars always makes me dream.” Vincent van Gogh In an interview with the Latvian-American artist Vija Celmins, and his fellow student from Yale University’s 1961 Summer Programme, Chuck Close suggested that only two people have ever truly been able to handle stars: Vincent…

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The artist that was too beautiful for feminism | Hannah Wilke

In 1975, the great and the good of the New York art world gathered to see Lynda Benglis’ new exhibition at Paula Cooper Gallery. They were expecting an evening of sculptures by the woman who had just taken out a full-page ad in Artforum for a photograph of herself, naked and clasping a double-ended dildo.…

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The Ghoulish Queen of Transformation | Mary Reid Kelley at Tate Liverpool

“What are you, the Beethoven of organs?” comes the first insult. “I’m the heart of the matter!” comes the searing the reply. “You’re the VP of Gore!” “You’re the Pollock of splatter!” This slanging match is taking place between a churlish liver and a prima donna heart that lie exposed on an operating table. As…

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